Official Name: Suomen Tasavalta (Republic of Finland)
Population: 5.4 Million
Capital: Helsinki, 600 000 Population
Official Language: Finnish and Swedish (most speak Finnish)
Population Density: 16 people/ km2
(1)Geography: A land of lakes, islands and forests. 187 888 lakes, 179 584 islands, and 75% of the country covered in forests.
(2)Religion: 90% Evangelical Lutheran Church.
(3)Education: 100 % literacy
(5)Food: seisova Poyta (smorgasbord)
(6)Technology: 5 million mobile phones in a population of 5.4million. As a result there is no public phones.
(7)Light: During the summer it is the ‘land of the midnight sun’, while in winter there are days when the sun never comes up and everything is bathed in an eerie blue light called kaamos. Also home to the ‘Aurora Borealis’, the Northern Lights.
(8) Women: 1st country in the world to give women the vote.
(9) History: Declared independence from Russia in 1917.
Santa Claus– Has an office in Finland.
Nokia – a Finnish company that is the largest producer of mobile phones in the world.